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ThunderBay 4 Mini delivers big performance in a small size

ThunderBay 4 Mini delivers big performance in a small size

Today's data storage needs are getting bigger and bigger, but that doesn't mean that our hard drives, especially external ones, need to grow as big. The ThunderBay 4 Mini, the latest storage solution from Other World Computing, can cram as much as 8 TB in a single box, but at a size that snuggly fits 2.5-inch drives. But do not underestimate this little box, as the lethal combination of Thunderbolt 2's super fast data transfers plus RAID-ready capabilities makes this ThunderBay 4 Mini an enticing option for multimedia workers short on space and budget.

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VisionTek Pocket USB 3.0 SSDs available in 120GB and 240GB

VisionTek Pocket USB 3.0 SSDs available in 120GB and 240GB

VisionTek has announced the launch of a pair of new pocket size USB 3.0 SSDs that are designed to work with any major computer OS out there. These new drives will support Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows computers. VisionTek says that the performance of these USB 3.0 SSDs rivals the performance of an internal SSD and they can be used as a bootable Windows drive for Macs providing office-on-the-go use.

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Radeon R7 series is AMD’s first foray into SSDs

Radeon R7 series is AMD’s first foray into SSDs

AMD is once again expanding the scope of the Radeon brand that it inherited from the ATI acquisition. After getting into the memory business in 2011, AMD is now trying to make a name in the solid state drive market. But will the new Radeon R7 SSD series make a significant dent enough to pull the company from its financial slump?

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Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung might now be more popular for mobile devices but it also makes some pretty impressive data storage drives. Hoping to further improve that impression, the company has just launched its latest SSD, the 850 Pro. Though the speeds that Samsung reports might be on par with other high-end drives in the market, the real differentiating factor of the 850 Pro is the use of what Samsung calls 3D V-NAND technology.

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LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie has given its Rugged hard-drive a polish, with the tough orange external drive offering both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as resistance to shock, dust, and water. Intended for use with PCs and Macs, the rubber-clad drive now has an integrated interface cable, as well as offering a choice of traditional, spinning-platter HDD, or alternatively an SSD inside.

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Xbox One external drives improving game load speeds

Xbox One external drives improving game load speeds

This month an Xbox One software upgrade brings on the ability to work with an external hard drive. With this ability, users have been testing multiple different types of drives to see which work quickest. Inside the standard Xbox One is a Samsung 500GB 5400 RPM (M8 ST500LM012) working with the machine’s standard SATA2 connection - with USB 3.0 connecting your drive to the board, providing one reason why this external method may be significantly quicker - or so it would seem.

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